South Africa's automotive industry may not currently be in serious trouble, but its current situation is not sustainable, with a widening skills gap and fierce international competition remaining key challenges.
• Mercedes-Benz South Africa tops for quality
Ten small business owners from Kliptown, Soweto – part of 48 in three of South Africa’s provinces - graduated from an eight-month pilot business programme aimed at helping them improve their business skills and sustain their livelihoods.
• Citizens in charge of their destiny
Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane was the speaker at the latest New Age Business Briefing, where she spoke about her plans to strengthen the province's position as the economic hub of South Africa and the gateway to Africa.
• Gauteng Hotline to raise service bar
While the idea for a Brics development bank could hold great benefits for Africa, it must be driven by more than just political will, said expert panellists at a debate hosted by research and strategy consultants Frontier Advisory.
• Brics a boost to Brand South Africa